Oaty Apple Crumble

Oaty Apple Crumble

This is a great way of using up leftover apples in your fruit bowl. I’ve added oats for that extra crunchiness and a little roughage. I’ve also used less sugar for the topping as is traditionally used. Serves 6 For the crumble: 150g plain flour 70g rolled oats 80g brown sugar 130g vegan margarine or…

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

These are like a double layered shortbread which are sweet and tangy. The base is baked first and then the lemony layer is placed on top and baked further for a once in a while treat.   Makes approximately 16 pieces   For the Base: 225g butter, softened 65g icing sugar (confectioners’) 225g plain flour For…

Savoury Steamed Gram Flour Patties - Dhokla

Savoury Steamed Gram Flour Patties - Dhokla

Dhoklas are steamed savoury snacks from Gujarat in western India. They are made from fermented gram flour or besan which is available these days from most supermarkets. Serves 2-3 350g gram flour (besan) 250g yogurt, whipped 1 tsp salt 1 tsp peeled and grated root ginger or ginger paste 2 green chillies, very finely chopped…

Oriental style Duck Salad

Oriental style Duck Salad

Serves 4 180g duck meat, such as breast 2 tsp olive oil Various cress such as Daikon, Shisho Green and Shisho purple, for dressing the salad, washed 2 tsp toasted pine nuts ½ shallot, peeled and cut into thin semi circles The seeds of half pomegranate seeds 10g grapefruit (about 4 small pieces) For the…

South Indian Style Fish Curry

South Indian Style Fish Curry

Although the food of southern India is predominantly vegetarian, the coast line is teeming with seafood which is transformed into delicious coconut and fresh green chilli based curries such as this one which uses two kinds of chilli. Serves 4 1 tsp ground turmeric 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed  500g firm white fish, such as cod…

Baked Beans Balti

Baked Beans Balti

Technically, a ‘balti’ means a bucket. But this recipe uses four spices to create an exotic twist to a store cupboard favourite. It makes a change to traditional beans on toast and also makes a great breakfast accompaniment to eggs. Serves 2 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 small onion, chopped ¼ tsp ground cumin ¼…